Boredom is failure. I love that my clients are innovators and consistently changing the game, giving me the opportunity to apply my legal skillset to new technologies, industries and business models.

Julia Johnson

Lawyer

As an associate with the firm’s Intellectual Property and Licensing group, Julia assists clients with commercial, regulatory, technology and privacy matters. Before joining LW, Julia articled and then practiced with the Technology Law group at national law firm in Toronto. Julia holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa, with a designation in Law and Technology. During law school, Julia completed internships at Shopify and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). Julia previously worked as a journalist, reporting for the Ottawa Citizen and the Financial Post.

Industry Insight

Julia’s experience in the SaaS industry allows her to give clients an edge when negotiating commercial deals. Her breadth of experience in intellectual property law, advertising and marketing laws, and privacy compliance enables her to provide well-rounded advice on technology matters.

Recognition & Awards

  • 2014 Winner (Law Student Category), Canada’s IP Writing Challenge, IP Osgood/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • 2011 Canwest/Don McGillivray Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Business Journalism

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Q&A
with Julia

Weeknight hobbies?

Ultimate frisbee and golf

Favourite food?

Oysters

Hockey team you cheer for?

Toronto Maple Leafs

Have you ever won the lottery or a contest?

I won a lawnmower at a Blue Jays game and was featured on the jumbotron

Guilty pleasure TV show?

The Bachelor (and The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise…)

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